Chemotherapy kills even healthy cells, cannabis only cancer cells
Through a mechanism that causes mitochondria to stop producing energy, THC leads to the death of cancer cells.
There are many recent studies on cannabis and cancer. It is very important that the medical community is prepared to listen to cancer patients who describe that their symptoms are reduced with the use of cannabis, and not only the symptoms associated with the side effects of chemotherapy.
Several studies support unpublished reports to confirm that CBD and THC (and other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) play a crucial role in fighting cancer.
THC helps the immune system find cancer cells and promotes apoptosis (cancer cell death), while CBD helps delay or even stop metastasis.
After the publication of preliminary data, as in the 1975 study at the Virginia School of Medicine, the US government terminated funding for cancer research (lasted 20 years).
Cannabis kills cancer cells
The reason for this comes from the endocannabinoid system and the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These cannabinoid receptors are activated by the phytocannabinoids present in cannabis. There is a theory in several studies that the disease could originate from endocannabinoid deficiency.
Receivers CB1 they focus on the nervous system, including the brain;
Receivers CB2 They are found in all internal organs and are part of the immune system.
When THC binds to CB1 or CB2 receptors (in a cancer cell), it causes an increase in the production of a lipid called ceramide and this leads to cell death. A healthy cell does not increase ceramide in response to THC, but a diseased cell does.
You can see in this video how THC kills cancer cells but does not affect healthy cells. The video is from a 20-hour period that shrinks to less than 30 seconds.
As ceramide grows, this makes it easier for mitochondria to penetrate cytochrome (a cellular protein that is important for energy production). Cytochrome leaves the mitochondria and the cell is no longer capable of producing energy; in other words, it is destroyed.
We begin to understand how these mechanisms work and how cannabis can kill cancer. What we know for sure is that cannabis is an inexcusable killer of cancer cells and does not always affect healthy cells.